Summary: S.2699 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (11/14/1973)

Provides, under the Communications Act, that if the facilities of any broadcasting station are used by the President of the United States: (1) within a period of ninety days preceding a general election of Members of the House and Senate of the United States or; (2) in a year in which a Presidential election is to be held, within a period commencing January 1 and ending on the day of such election, then the licensee of such station shall afford equal opportunities to the national committee of the major opposition political party.

Provides that appearances by the President on any (1) bona fide newscast, (2) bona fide news documentary or (3) on-the-spot coverage of bona fide news events shall not be deemed to be use of a broadcasting station.